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H.R. 354 (115th): Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2017

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To provide for a moratorium on Federal funding to Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc.

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Sponsor and status

Diane Black

Sponsor. Representative for Tennessee's 6th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jan 6, 2017
Length: 5 pages
Jan 6, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on January 6, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


147 Cosponsors (147 Republicans)


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What legislators are saying

Congressman Black Reintroduces the Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2017
    — Rep. Diane Black [R-TN6, 2011-2018] (Sponsor) on Jan 6, 2017

Luetkemeyer Receives True Blue Award for Perfect Voting Record on Pro-Life Legislation
    — Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer [R-MO3] (Co-sponsor) on Feb 16, 2017

House Passes Cohen-Maloney Amendment to Secure Additional Funding to Help Eliminate Rape Kit Backlog
    — Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12, 2013-2022] on Sep 12, 2017

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Jan 6, 2017

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

H.R. 354 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 354. This is the one from the 115th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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